Microsoft Office (installer only)

Office 365 ProPlus ( 2016 )

Application Details:

Version: 365 ProPlus (2016)
License: Subscription
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.5

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word with correct base software installed and a few workarounds applied (as noted in the Extra Comments section)

Pre-activation works (If you download the Office 365 web installer from the Office 365 portal, it will remain pre-activated/linked to you Office 365 account)

What does not

OneNote (Needs "Desktop Experience feature")

Outlook (Partially works. Issues with adding many account types, especially Exchange/Office365 accounts)

OneDrive (Needs "Full Administrator rights")

Skype For Business/Lync (Missing "Extended Linguistic Services" elscore.dll)

to Office 365 does not work


Full instructions in Extra Comments section.

1. Missing DLLs:

cp -iv "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll" "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Office16/AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll"
cp -iv "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/C2R32.dll" "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Office16/C2R32.dll"

2. Registry workarounds for black screen/graphic issues (All may not be needed. Try combinations. I only needed workaround 1.):

1. Limiting maximum Direct2D factory version:


2. Enabling Direct3D CSMT:


Forcing a higher OpenGL version 3.2:


What was not tested

Miscellaneous Microsoft Office Tools like Database Compare, Spreadsheet Compare

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Minimum software requirements:

sudo pacman -Sy wine wine-mono wine_gecko winetricks samba smbclient libwbclient
sudo pacman -Sy alsa-lib alsa-plugins gnutls libpng libpulse libglvnd libxcomposite libxinerama libxml2
sudo pacman -Sy lib32-alsa-lib lib32-alsa-plugins lib32-gnutls lib32-libpng lib32-libpulse lib32-libglvnd lib32-libxcomposite lib32-libxinerama lib32-libxml2

Additional nice-to-have software (to get rid of other warning/errors which do not/may not directly impact the usability of Office 365):

sudo pacman -Sy gconf gst-plugins-base gst-plugins-base-libs gst-plugins-good gstreamer lcms2 libcanberra libcanberra-pulse libva libva-intel-driver libva-vdpau-driver libvdpau libx11 libxmu libxrandr libxslt libxss libxt libxtst libxv mesa mesa-vdpau mpg123 p11-kit vulkan-intel
sudo pacman -Sy lib32-gconf lib32-gst-plugins-base lib32-gst-plugins-base-libs lib32-gst-plugins-good lib32-gstreamer lib32-lcms2 lib32-libcanberra lib32-libcanberra-pulse lib32-libva lib32-libva-intel-driver lib32-libva-vdpau-driver lib32-libvdpau lib32-libx11 lib32-libxmu lib32-libxrandr lib32-libxslt lib32-libxss lib32-libxt lib32-libxtst lib32-libxv lib32-mesa lib32-mesa-vdpau lib32-mpg123 lib32-p11-kit lib32-vulkan-intel

Installation Instructions:

1. Create a 32bit Wine Prefix

export WINEARCH=win32
export WINEPREFIX=~/.msoffice
wineboot -i<span></span>

2. Change the Wine Windows version to Windows 7

winetricks winecfg

3a. Install fonts

winetricks corefonts

3b. Or if you have Windows fonts installed in Linux, you can also try to symlink them

cd ${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/windows/Fonts && for i in /usr/share/fonts/**/*.{ttf,otf}; do ln -s "$i" ; done

4. Install DLLs/components

winetricks dotnet20 gdiplus msxml6 riched20

5. Set the library overrides

winetricks winecfg
gdiplus (native)
msxml6 (native,builtin)
riched20 (native,builtin)

6. Ensure the Wine Windows version is still Windows 7

winetricks winecfg

7. Install Office 365 Pro Plus 32-bit

wine ~/Downloads/Setup.X86.en-us_O365ProPlusRetail_********-****-****-****-************_TX_PR_b_32_.exe

8. Once complete, you will see a taskbar notification indicating the setup is complete, but it installer will not automatically exit. You can close the installer at this point.

9. Copy missing DLLs (AppvIsvSubsystems32 & C2R32)

cp -iv "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll" "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Office16/AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll"
cp -iv "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/C2R32.dll" "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Office16/C2R32.dll"

9. Run an Office 365 program like Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher or Word

Registry workarounds for black screen/graphic issues (All may not be needed. Try combinations. I only needed workaround 1.):

1. Limiting maximum Direct2D factory version:


2. Enabling Direct3D CSMT:


3. Forcing a higher OpenGL version 3.2:


Possible registry workaround for font readability issues (if needed):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver]

Prevent wine from creating any file associations:

1. For a single Wine Prefix

"winemenubuilder"="C:\\windows\\system32\\winemenubuilder.exe -r"

2. Using an environment variable (across multiple Wine Prefixes)

export WINEDLLOVERRIDES="winemenubuilder.exe=d"


selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentAntergos x86_64Apr 04 20183.5Yes Yes YesSilverCraig Gomez 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Feb 27 20183.0Yes Yes NoSilverJoao Carreira 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 21 20183.0Yes Yes YesGoldGP 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 15 20172.14Yes Yes YesSilverGP 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20172.12Yes Yes YesBronzeValdas 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
14980 Wine does not automatically use the riched20 installed by Office 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 REOPENED View
43581 Microsoft Office 365 edition of Office 2013 installer fails with 'cache_entry_from_xsd_doc failed to parse doc' (non-standard '\u####' sequence) NEW View
45703 Microsoft Office 365 applications crash on startup (Microsoft AppV ISV virtual filesystem technology requires several native and core API to be hot-patchable) NEW View

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The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Only Word crashes: Manjaro 4.19 Wine 4.0rc6
by Emin Yagmahan on Friday February 8th 2019, 17:14
Manjaro 4.19 Wine 4.0rc6:

Excel and PowerPoint work wonderfully. Only Word crashes on startup. Unfortunately I can't find a solution.

Important: Copy missing DDLs into the path Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Client.

I wonder why all applications start, but no Word? Is there a workaround?
page fault
by Henrique Ferrolho on Wednesday January 23rd 2019, 15:40
Ubuntu 18.10, Wine 4.0

Following this guide allows installation without any problem. However, when launching any of the programs, I cannot even see the loading box /splash screen.

The error is:
`wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x6809f914 at address 0x7bc40e49 (thread 0009), starting debugger...
0009:err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000005 flags 0 addr 0x7bc40e49`
Installer Works Consistently - Programs Crash on Start
by Tommy Vandermolen on Thursday December 13th 2018, 19:16
I can get the installer to run consistently on multiple versions of Wine. When I start any of the installed programs though, the loading box displays then crashes.

For future reference, here's what makes the installer work for me.

- Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 beta
- Kernel 4.15.0-42-generic
- Intel i3-4030U 64 bit (using win32 WINEPREFIX though)

Wine Install:
- Tried wine-stable 3.0.4 and wine-devel 4.0-rc1
- The Wine packages included with the distro didn't seem to work, so I followed these instructions to install from WineHQ:

Then, I followed the instructions above, with the following exceptions:
- (Minimum software requirements) - I was able to install winetricks, samba, and smbclient, but most of the others don't seem to be available on apt. The installer worked anyway

- (step #5) - The installer consistently crashed on start, until I switched the 3 packages (gdiplus, msxml6, and riched20) to "native", based on step 9 here...

- I also (apt-get) installed winbind and some mesa packages, based on the previous guide

- On top of that, I ran winetricks ie6 windowscodecs, based on...

- With wine 3.0.4: install succeeds, but all the installed programs crash quickly on start
- With wine 4.0-rc1: install succeeds, and starting a program displays the Office loading popup before crashing. With all of them, this line shows up in the trace...
"=>0 0x7b43e03c GetFirmwareEnvironmentVariableW+0x13c() in kernel32 (0x0033b768)"

Well, that's what I've got. Let me know if you get any further.
Not Working // Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS // Wine 3.0.4
by Leonardo Totaro on Tuesday December 11th 2018, 12:55
Installation crashes. Followed every step until step 3 where the setup*.exe crashes

by CodeExecution on Friday November 16th 2018, 2:15
I installed Office 365 successfully on Ubuntu 18.10, but when I tried to run it, I got this:

wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x83d0b4a4 at address 0x7bc3fc79 (thread 0009), starting debugger...
0009:err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000005 flags 0 addr 0x7bc3fc79

I am using Wine 3.0.3.
RE: Errors
by CodeExecution on Sunday November 18th 2018, 3:10
Why hasn't anyone replied yet?

I tried upgrading to wine-devel and reinstalling Office, but now it hangs at a random percentage during installation.
RE: Errors
by CodeExecution on Thursday November 22nd 2018, 11:08
Someone please reply!
dll copy for newer revisions
by Johan on Saturday September 1st 2018, 16:03
Had to copy two dlls to Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Client instead of Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Office16/ to solve a imidiate crash, it locks

cp -iv "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll" "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Client/AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll"
cp -iv "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/C2R32.dll" "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Client/C2R32.dll"
Locks later on while starting word, powerpoint, etc.
Right Click Crashing + Popup Views
by Nicholai Mitchko on Wednesday July 25th 2018, 10:14
Has anyone mitigated the issue with right click crashes when the spell-check is initiated?

Also, I am running into an issue where popovers (such as selecting fonts and colors) fail to display.

I am using all three workarounds described in the post:

Additional install step
by Jules Bertholet on Sunday June 24th 2018, 14:10
To get Office to not show a black screen, I also had to install "Visual C++ redistributable for Visual Studio 2015" by running "winetricks vcrun2015".
"AppVIsvSubsystems32.dll" failed to initialize, aborting
by Marcel Robitaille on Sunday June 10th 2018, 10:23
I followed the instructions exactly. Every time I try to run a program with `wine .msoffice/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Office/root/Office16/POWERPNT.EXE`, I get errors like the following:
0009:err:module:attach_dlls "AppVIsvSubsystems32.dll" failed to initialize, aborting
0009:err:module:attach_dlls Initializing dlls for L"Z:\\home\\marcel\\.msoffice\\drive_c\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\root\\Office16\\POWERPNT.EXE" failed, status c0000142
Full logs [here](

I am using wine staging 3.9 on arch linux.
by Rosanne on Sunday June 10th 2018, 12:34
by Corey Ducharme on Wednesday July 11th 2018, 14:29
I can confirm. I was having the same issue with wine 3.11. Following the advice in the post to downgrade to wine 3.7 solved the issue.
Couldn't get it to work.
by Otavio David on Tuesday May 29th 2018, 16:53
I've followed the steps closely but when I boot up any office programs they freeze and crash.
here is the crash log:
Working as described on Xubuntu 16.04
by Enrico De Gaudenzi on Sunday May 13th 2018, 13:25
Manged to get it working as described in the guide, using Play On Linux (POL), Xubuntu 16 64bit, Wine 3.7, 32bit prefix.

Installation is a bit tricky but works pretty fine, exactly as described in the guide.

There are anyway a couple of possible fix/caveats to pay attention for:

"6. Ensure the Wine Windows version is still Windows 7"
Actually, pay attention to this at every step. It randomly changes back to Windows XP or Windows 2000, silently blocking you from proceeding with the installation.

"7. Install Office 365 Pro Plus 32-bit"
Ensure that you have removed the installation status from your online office365 account before each new office installations ( > my account > installation status). At the moment, you won't be able to sign-in from the wine installed office, so you won't be able to validate it.

"9. Copy missing DLLs"
Trying to make the sign-in working, office is also asking for elscore.dll (ELSCore.dll version, manually rename to elscore.dll). Well, it won't work anyway, but at least is an error less.

"Registry workarounds for black screen/graphic issues"
The only working for me was the first:

Hope to have been of any help to someone. As soon as something new will be discovered, will report here!
RE: Working as described on Xubuntu 16.04
by Krzysztof Nowicki on Monday June 25th 2018, 5:36
According to my quick investigation sign-in does not work due to missing implementation of Browser Helper Objects (BHO).

These lines appear in the console when I type my e-mail address and click the "Next" button:

0009:fixme:ieframe:WBOleCommandTarget_Exec (0x5b5b9c0)->((null) 29 2 0x33f428 {VT_I4: 1} (nil))
0009:fixme:ieframe:WBOleCommandTarget_Exec (0x5b5b9c0)->((null) 29 2 0x33f428 {VT_I4: 0} (nil))
0009:fixme:ieframe:WBOleCommandTarget_Exec (0x5b5b9c0)->((null) 21 2 (null) (nil))
by poly on Wednesday April 18th 2018, 19:36
Does anyone know if this can work? It says that it doesn't work outright in the test results but I've heard that it can be fixed.
How do you actually start office apps after installing
by Jack on Tuesday April 17th 2018, 23:13
Apart from the obvious changing your wine prefix location, how do you start the applications?

I cannot find shortcuts or the exe's that actually start the applications.

Like Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

RE: How do you actually start office apps after installing
by Jack on Wednesday April 18th 2018, 0:26
Nm, I found the shortcuts in gnome, did not know that was a thing. But I am getting a black screen and unable to use the direct2D workaround because the folder direct2D doesn't exist in the wine regedit folder.
RE: How do you actually start office apps after installing
by Jack on Wednesday April 18th 2018, 0:32
Nm, I figured it out If possible delete these comments

by Samuel on Saturday March 3rd 2018, 6:08
I followed same Ubuntu procedure with workarounds with success!

If you want to activate the product online, you need to install wine-gecko.

When wine-gecko is installed properly, in my case I had to:
* Type the email-address and clicking with mouse instead of pressing Enter (!?)
* Clicking Cancel to have the possibility to type the password (?!)
Directions for resolving "Office needs a newer version of Windows"
by Robby on Thursday March 1st 2018, 0:10
I am getting an error "Office needs a newer version of Windows" I need Windows 7 or newer it states.

I try and convince it that Linux is far superior but unfortunately it pays me no mind.

I was looking for assistance with this but I couldn't find anything? Maybe not looking in the right spot?

Thank you!
My experience with using this installer
by Ean on Tuesday January 23rd 2018, 19:50
I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Intel CPU/GPU
I found that I could only get to 63-66% installed with using these instructions (even after multiple attempts of starting from scratch).

What I found:
I needed winbind installed from apt
I had more success following this Stack Overflow answer for Office 2010 (even though I was installing 2016, this worked fine)

A couple issues I had:
The installer did not close upon completion
(not exactly related to the installer, but using the 2010 instructions could have caused this):
Word crashed the first time I opened it, the second time I opened it office activated (it then asked me to restart office to complete activation), third time, everything was fine
Word has some minor/major graphical issues:
Word's UI is black in some areas, most will show the content of the area when you hover over it (like font selection), and in others the normally blue bar at the top is completely black until some specific set of actions (that I have not determined yet as it seems to be fixing itself randomly).
The font in Word is very not right, sizing of characters is not completely perfect, font face is very non-anti-aliased.

This is my first time working with the winehq, so is this something I should turn into a full test, or is this better to keep as a comment?
RE: My experience with using this installer
by Tristan on Sunday February 11th 2018, 19:13
To fix the graphical issues, please try setting HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D\csmt to 0x1. The graphics are fine for me now.